Blohm & Voss launches Mayan Queen IV (project Safari)
By Merijn de Waard
Wednesday evening the much anticipated 92m Blohm & Voss Mayan Queen IV (project Safari) was launched. The yacht is designed by Tim Heywood for a Mexican owner who previously owned a Feadship. It appears that her hull is painted in two different tones of grey/silver, as we have seen before on the 72m Heywood designed Kogo.
After the launch of the 123m A (project Sigma / SF 99) in January, Mayan Queen IV is the second yacht in a new series of contracts for Blohm & Voss, after they had ceased superyacht construction in the early nineties. Next up will be the 94m hull 971 in 2009, followed by the 162m Eclipse in 2010.